Up-cycle Yellow Bench Made From a Headboard

7 Materials
3 Hours

I have been wanting to do this project for a while now and mothers day was approaching so I thought I would give it a whirl. Minimal supplies are needed for this project. Its super easy, fun and turns out to be a great gift. The instructions on here are shortened please visit my blog for more info.
To start I used a metal double size headboard from when I was I kid for the back of the bench.
I then found some banister spindles for the legs and cut them to the required height.
Then I built the frame of the bench seat and attached the five legs in the locations shown with the green arrows.
I then place three deck boards on top of the seat frame and then attached the bed frame to the wood using u bolts. Next I painted the wood yellow using chalk paint and added three layers of clear coat for outdoor use to the painted wood.
Then I painted the metal frame with yellow chalk paint to match the wood.
That is it simple and beautiful. Make sure to check out my blog for other up-cycle ideas.

Suggested materials:

  • Metal Head board  (Had it)
  • 2 x 4 Pressure Treated board  (Hardware Store)
  • Yellow Chalk Paint  (Paint store)
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